Serving All of Atascadero
Those who are familiar with the Atascadero area know that this is a scenic area. And with its location being between Los Angeles and San Francisco, it is one of those areas that people love living in since it is away yet close enough to drive to if needed. That is why many people are looking to move into this area. However, for those who have being paying attention, they may find that while new people are moving in, these homes aren’t being sold. Instead, homeowners in the area are turning these homes into rental properties.
Why Consider This Idea?
Why should you even consider putting your Atascadero property onto the market for rent? For those who have been debating on whether now is the right time to sell or not, they are going to find that it can be a toss up as to whether your home will sell soon or if it will sit on the market for a few months or even years. When you put the home onto the market as a rental, you can almost guarantee that there will be interested almost immediately.
How We Can Help
With the interest in putting homes onto the market as rentals, we can help with this process. We are a property management firm that handles homes in the Atascadero area and surrounding areas. With our familiarity with the location, we know just what people are wanting when they are moving into this area. We handle everything from advertising to collecting the rent each month. With our services, we also screen those tenants who are interested in the home to ensure that this is a good fit. Our goal is to ensure that your home is rented in a timely manner to those who are respectful and that you get the financial freedom that this can offer.
ATTRACT TENANTS WITH PROPERTY MARKETING
Finding excellent tenants starts with making sure your property is visible and attractive. We install professional signage, create quality listings, describing your property thoroughly, and take beautiful photographs that showcase your properties highlights. We then list your property on all of the highly trafficked rental websites, including utopiamanagement.com. Our dominant position in the marketing place and years managing rental properties has allowed us to develop a sizable referral database. This positive reputation for being fair and responsive means many potential renters check with us first to find their rental home. We are able to consistently rent properties priced at current rates to qualified tenants. Our responsive property managers complete the marketing optimization by being available and knowledgeable, with phones and emails always answered swiftly.
- Advertising on most popular rental websites
- Quality listings including photos and video
- Showings 7 days a week by appointment
- Utopia referral base increases visibility beyond competition
Apartment Management Services
Owning an apartment complex brings a unique set of challenges. Utopia has spent years developing skills and systems to make your investment as profitable as possible. We manage apartment communities of all sizes, providing quality management services to suit the diverse needs of each apartment community. We provide comprehensive rental management, including scheduled property maintenance and rent-ready repairs, online rent collection, marketing and attracting quality tenants, lease execution, rent setting, and tenant retention programs. Our responsive managers help tenants feel welcomed and appreciated. Our experience leads to decreased vacancy rates and increased ROI. And our expertise and professionalism translates to profitable and headache-free investments for our clients. For an affordable quote and to discuss your needs, contact Utopia today.
- Online rent collection and direct deposit
- Extensive experience across a wide spectrum of multi-family properties
- High visibility marketing and promotion of your property
- Tenant retention strategies
- Responsive communication with calls and emails answered swiftly
- 24-7 emergency response
- Full monthly accounting and financial tracking via online portal
Commercial Property Management
When it comes to commercial property investments, Utopia’s property managers are professional and think like entrepreneurs. Investors have trusted Utopia for years for all types of commercial property: medical buildings, industrial and office complexes, mixed use, and retail storefronts. We offer extremely competitive management fees, customized to the size and complexity of your property and portfolio.
- Comprehensive Management Services: building maintenance, marketing to target audience, lease administration, inspections, evictions and collections
- Monthly Financial Accounting Statements
- Tenant Retention Programs
- Vendor Management
- Contract Administration
- REO Management and Disposition
- CAM & Operating Expense Reconciliation
- Customized Asset Management Strategies
HOMES & CONDOS: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL MANAGEMENT
Utopia represents a large network of single family homes of all sizes and values. Our residential professional management services both attract and keep tenants happy while keeping owners expenses and vacancy rates down. Our goal is to free you from the day-to-day management tasks, from showing properties to collecting rent in our online portal, while maximizing your ROI.
With 25 years experience, you can rest assured your property is in good hands. Our years in the industry mean we’ve seen it all, and developed smart systems to screen tenants, manage expenses, communicate with tenants, and maintain properties efficiently. We understand local law and legal aspects of rental management so we shield our owners from unnecessary liabilities.
For residential properties, we offer a competitive management fee, which is one of the lowest in the industry. Unlike some competitors, we do not add on hidden charges or leasing or set-up fees.
THOROUGH TENANT SCREENING AND LESS THAN 1% EVICTION RATE
Placing the right tenant is the single most important step in rental management. Our applicant screening includes income, rental history, employment, and eviction search to evaluate for potential delinquency issues. We verify identification, social security cards and pay stubs, along with contacting prior landlords for recommendations, keeping the delinquency rate to a minimum. Our thorough screening process for potential tenants has consistently kept our eviction rate at less than one percent.
Utopia also provides our owners with the optional “Utopia® Eviction Protection Program” for further peace of mind. As a management company, we have many procedures in place to assist in the elimination of potential liabilities.
- Exceptional property protection options for owners.
- Preparation, delivery, and execution of legal documentation for evictions.
- Optional “Utopia Eviction Protection Program” for additional peace of mind.
Quality Maintenance & Repairs
Maintaining your rental property, as well as being available to deal with emergency repairs, can be a source of frustration for landlords. At Utopia, we have a staff of in-house technicians available for most work, under general contractors license (#792427), meaning we can complete work as quickly as possible and pass the savings on to our clients. When necessary, we also have a network of trusted vendors for specialized work, some of which we have been using for over fifteen years. This relationship translates to purchasing power to help Utopia’s clients get a better than market price.
- Maintenance & Rent Ready Repairs
- Technicians on Staff or Preferred Vendors
- 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
- Move-in and Move-out Inspections
- Licensed and Insured Vendors
All Financials Tracked & Reported
Managing both expenses and income is all handled by our accounting department with use of your owner web portal. Tenants appreciate the ability to pay rent online, which also decreases delinquency. All expenses and receipts are tracked online and available to you at any time. A monthly statement includes all financial activity and copies of the bills we paid on your behalf. Your December statement has all of your annual figures for tax purposes. If you ever have questions regarding your statement, you can contact one of our helpful accounting staff members.
- Custom Web Portal
- Accounting staff make financial management easy
- Rent and security deposit collection online
- Bills and year end figures available any time
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Atascadero situated?
California's San Luis Obispo County is home to the city of Atascadero, which is located along U.S. The San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles metropolitan statistical region includes Route 101. Atascadero has cooler winters and milder, dryer summers than surrounding cities like San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach because of its inland location. State Routes 41 and 46, which connect to California's Central Valley and the Pacific Coast, are close by and serve as the town's secondary freeways in addition to U.S. 101, which serves as its primary freeway.
What are the amenities in Atascadero?
The historic Atascadero City Hall, also known as the Rotunda and built in 1918, is one of the town's many necessary amenities. Despite being harmed by the San Simeon earthquake in 2003, it reopened in August 2013 after undergoing major renovations and upgrading. While the Atascadero Police Department protects public safety, the Atascadero City Fire Department, an all-inclusive fire department, reacts to numerous crises. The 18,000 square foot Colony Park Community Center, which has services like a gym, teen center, café, arts and crafts center, and more, also serves the community. San Luis Ambulance and the Atascadero Fire Department offer paramedic and ambulance services.
What are some recreational opportunities in Atascadero?
You may enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities in Atascadero. The 18-mile-long Lake Nacimiento, which is close by and offers fishing, swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing, calls with its beauty. And there are several parks to discover just inside the city, including Apple Valley Park, Colony Park, Atascadero Lake Park, and the all-encompassing Joy Park. A-town Park is perfect for skateboarders and scooter aficionados, while Stadium Park and Sunken Gardens offer nice green areas. Dove Creek Park and the beautiful "Little" Park add to the city's recreational appeal. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Heilmann Regional Park and Chalk Mt. Park are wonderful options.
What are the educational options in Atascadero?
The Atascadero Unified School District, which includes a number of schools, is responsible for providing education in Atascadero. Atascadero Fine Arts Academy, Santa Margarita Elementary, Creston Elementary, Monterey Road Elementary, San Benito Road Elementary, Santa Rosa Road Elementary, San Gabriel Road Elementary, and Carissa Plains Elementary are the seven elementary schools. Atascadero Middle School and Atascadero Fine Arts Academy are two middle school alternatives, with North County Christian School offering grades 7-8. Atascadero High School, Paloma Creek High School, or North County Christian School are the options for high school students. San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) also keeps a campus in Atascadero where it offers college-level instruction.
How is the transportation in Atascadero?
Atascadero is conveniently located at the intersection of State Route 41 and U.S. 101, making it easy to go north or south. U.S. 101 will take you to San Francisco in the north and Los Angeles in the south. State Route 41 connects to SR 46 in the north and provides access to Morro Bay's stunning Pacific Ocean in the south. Additionally, the Coast Starlight Amtrak train is served by the Union Pacific Coast Line, which passes through town. The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is close by, making travel simple if you're flying.
San Luis Obispo stands approximately 230 ft above sea level in the heart of California. Far from the hustle and bustle of California cities, at about 225 miles south of San Francisco and 200 miles north of Los Angeles, residents of this city Known locally as SLOCAL, this town is relaxed, refined, and recommended for retirement.